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About Us

Laura came from the UK in the late nineties and lived and worked in South Africa and Botswana for several years before she and Brent set up Travel Wild in 2001-wanting to offer an impartial booking service based on firsthand experience in Africa.

(Laura is passionate about camping in the bush and photographing the amazing landscapes and animals within. Together with her husband Brent and son Matt, they spend as much time as possible on camping expeditions to all the areas. 

Her favourite areas are Mana Pools, Gonerezhou, Central Kalahari and the Magadikgadi Pans.

Brent started off running safaris for Afro Ventures in the 1980’s-one of the first safari companies offering trips from Johannesburg to Botswana. He settled in Maun in 1999 and worked in lodge operations, building lodges for several years before building his own lodges-Royal Tree Lodge, Maun, and now Batonka Guest Lodge and Pioneers in Victoria Falls. 

Brent is a passionate ‘birder’ and is an expert on all things that fly!  

Brent’s favourite areas are Savuti & Central Kalahari in Botswana, and Gonerezhou and the Eastern Highlands in Zimbabwe.

Karen is born and bred Zimbabwean and joined Travel Wild in 2012 when Travel Wild’s base had moved to Victoria Falls. She has worked in the tourism industry all over Zimbabwe – Eastern Highlands, Great Zimbabwe and knows the country very well. Her other areas of expertise are Zambia and Mozambique.

She and her husband worked in the Save Valley Conservancy, running lodges there, and she is passionate about this area and encouraging photographic safaris there.

This is one of her favourite areas, along with Mana Pools and the Eastern Highlands.

What Makes Us Different

There are many African Specialists in the market at the moment so we feel we should highlight some good reasons to use us!

Travel Wild Africa has been operating since 2001. In fact, this year is our 20 year anniversary! So we’ve been around awhile and have a solid and financially secure base.

  • We are tried and tested and can provide you with references from our previous clients.
  • We are a small team with a wealth of knowledge and loads of enthusiasm to create unique and interesting safaris using eclectic choices.
  • We believe the best memories are not from the places and lodges you visit but the experiences and people you meet whilst on safari!
  • We personally meet all our clients coming through Victoria Falls and our partners on the ground in other places are well chosen to make sure they do the same for our clients. 
  • We look after you whilst you are in Africa and are contactable 24/7.